Updated in its 3rd edition, Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning presents quickly applied methods for analyzing and resolving planning and policy issues at state, regional, and urban levels. Divided into two parts, Methods which presents quick methods in nine chapters and is organized around the steps in the policy analysis process, and Cases which presents seven policy cases, ranging in degree of complexity, the text provides readers with the resources they need for effective policy planning and analysis. Quantitative and qualitative methods are systematically combined to address policy dilemmas and urban planning problems. Readers and analysts utilizing this text gain comprehensive skills and background needed to impact public policy. Read more
Review “Patton, Sawicki, and Clark present an extremely useful, structured method for parsing the critical elements of policy so that analysts can develop appropriate, logical, defensible recommendations and policy solutions…Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning remains a very useful resource for planners and students looking for guidance on policy evaluation tools and techniques. The book can greatly improve the policy analysis skill set of its readers, many of whom should be planners.” Sammis White, reviewed in the Journal of the American Planning Association About the Author Carl Patton is Professor Emeritus at Georgia State University, USA.David Sawicki is Professor Emeritus at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.Jennifer Clark is Professor at The Ohio State University, USA.